With inkjet printing rapidly proving itself as a true production process within the area of industrial printing, we as inkjet ink developers need to keep up with the pace and develop new fluids for these applications. Aqueous inks for industrial inkjet printing are potentially advantageous for many different applications. However, delivering the right functionality in a formulation with the constraints imposed by inkjet printing is no easy task.
With the IMI Europe Inkjet Ink Development Conference taking place on 13-14 April, 2016, WTiN’s Tansy Fall caught up with IMI’s Dr Tim Phillips to discuss the conference and also take a closer look at the progress of the digital textile printing industry, with a particular focus on inks.
Dr Christophe Bulliard, Marketing Director, Sensient will be surveying the impact of digital technology on sustainability in textiles at the IMI Europe Ink Jet Conference, 2-4 December 2015 in Amsterdam.
Choosing the right fabric can be a daunting task since there are so many available. Making sure you have the appropriate fabric and ink combination is essential for high print quality.
Digital inkjet technology currently accounts for roughly 1% of every metre printed in the textile industry. However, this figure is expected to rise as an increasing number of end users begin to run digital and analogue technology side by side or switch over to digital completely.
With modern digital printing methods, uniforms can be delivered at low cost with mission specific designs. Perhaps most importantly for urgent Special Forces operations, there is minimal time lag between design completion and production execution.